Honda Accord: The tenth-generation model to make its India entry soon?

In its tenth-generation globally, the Accord currently on sale in India is in its ninth-generation guise. For India, however, we’ve witnessed four-generations of the Accord, ever since it was first launched back in 2001. While the Accord of old was a huge success in the country, the current-spec car never found many consumers, for it was priced quite high and the demand for sedans has been significantly reduced of late.

Now, talking about the tenth-generation of the flagship Honda sedan, it follows the brand’s latest design language, which was first seen on the Amaze, and later on made its way to the Civic. What this means is the new Honda will feature a stubby front-end, replete with a thick band of chrome that runs across the full LED headlamps. The sizeable central air-dam with LED fog lamps is also a nice touch. In profile, the 18-inch wheels look sporty and fit well in the arches. The rear gets C-shaped LED taillamps along with an integrated spoiler.

10th-gen Honda Accord unveiled in Thailand - Team-BHP

While it certainly looks striking, sporty, and desirable, it remains to be seen how well the new Honda will fare amongst the mighty Camry and its other German rivals. For more, here’s a full model overview.

Specifications

While it may look like it has grown in size, the tenth-generation Accord is surprisingly shorter than the model it’s set to replace. A brochure to brochure comparison revealed the new sedan is 13mm shorter in length, at 4,920mm, 15mm lower in height, but 10mm more in width. The wheelbase, however, is up by 54mm, at 2,380mm. For reference, the ninth-generation Accord measures 4,933mm in length, 1,849mm in width, and 1,464mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,776mm.

The ninth-generation Honda Accord is the first Accord to feature a hybrid setup. It features a 2.0-litre BS-IV compliant petrol, capable of producing a combined 212bhp. As for the newer Accord, it will be, of course, compliant with the new emission standards. While it also comes with 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol in the international markets, the Indian-spec Accord is only expected to feature 2.0-litre petrol with a hybrid setup. The total output, as is known with the international-spec car, is set to be the same. The CVT gearbox, however, is expected to be carried over.

Mileage

While its size might say otherwise, the Honda Accord – since it’s a Hybrid – scores well on the fuel efficiency front. The ARAI-claimed numbers for the car point at 23.1km/l. Moreover, the Accord can also run on pure EV mode.

Features

A generation upgrade also means that the Accord will witness many updates to the equipment list. While it’s still not known what the India-spec car will feature, the Thailand-spec car gets a sunroof, 360-degree cameras, wireless charging, powered front seats, a head-up display, front and rear parking sensors, and Park Assist.

As for the current-spec car, it comes equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which comes with Apple Carplay/ Android Auto support. It also gets a multi-function steering wheel, push-button start, automatic headlamps, and rain-sensing wipers. It also gets full LED lighting for the headlamps, taillamps, and fog lamps.

Colours

The Accord, as of early-2020, comes in fourshades, namely, White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Lunar Silver Metallic.

Brochure

All the details regarding the Honda Accord, namely, the engine, specifications, variant wise equipment, colours, dimensions, interiors, and exterior details are extensively covered in the brochure.

Variants and Prices

As of early-2020, the Honda Accordis available in a single variantin thepetrol-CVT configuration. It is priced at Rs. 43.21 lakhs for the sole Hybrid variant (ex-showroom, Delhi). For the variant-wise on-road prices, visit us at autoX.  Also, grab the latest info on the upcoming cars, only at autoX.

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